Who needs Ultraman...

May 14, 2019,23:56 PM
 

...next to this? smile

What do you think guys, will this old gen movement Speedy be replaced this week by new Co-Axial Moonwatch?







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 By: Nono01 : May 15th, 2019-11:10
Cheers Buddy and tnx!

Question is will the new cal. 3861 Speedy still be "Flight Qualified" for all NASA-manned missions?

 
 By: reintitan - Mr. Roboto : May 15th, 2019-01:27
Most people forget that the Speedmaster was tested by NASA for flight qualification twice . First, in the 1960s for the Apollo program when they were still powered by the cal. 321. And then again in the late 1970s/early 1980s for qualification for the Spa... 

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 By: Nono01 : May 15th, 2019-11:12
Well, I really don't know. But although I'm always up for technical development and moving on with products, when something is fantastic in the last 60 years and it works .. why change it? I mean from my point of view (not calculated the Omega strategy to... 

My hunch is yes, but . . .

 
 By: Dr No : May 15th, 2019-11:43
. . . would NASA still have a requirement for a mechanical watch? Can you visualize a Congressman claiming NASA was spending tens of thousands of dollars each to equip astronauts when it could be done for mere hundreds?

Yes NASA still equips astronauts

 
 By: reintitan - Mr. Roboto : May 15th, 2019-13:09
With the Speedy Pro for all extra-vehicular activities like space walks on the International Space Station as battery powered watches get drained in a few minutes in the vacuum of space and last I heard Omega charges NASA $1 for every Speedy they buy.